Monday, May 20, 2013
J-Tech D-3 MOLLE Assault Backpack
We came across a company known as J-Tech Tactical Gear, we weren't to familiar with them so we wanted to check out one of their mid-range packs for review. The pack we decided on was the D-3 MOLLE Assault Backpack. It's a 3 day pack and I can only assume that's what the "D-3" stands for (I may be wrong).
All the zippers and buckles on the D-3 are YKK. This is a must when looking at packs from my experience. To add to the tactical aspect of the pack is the paracord zipper pulls. These reduce noise when on the move. Something super important when in bad guy country.
The D-3 features a front flap pocket and a main pocket. The front flap pocket is standard and doesn't feature any type of organization. Basically a bulk pocket for a few odds and ends that can be easily accessed without having to open the main compartment.
Against the wearers back is a hydration sleeve capable of holding a 3 liter bladder. The hose comes through a slot at the top carrying handle. There are D-rings and loops on the shoulder straps to retain the hose from flopping around.
The straps are padded quite well and have an "S" shape that fit well around the shoulders. There are two quick release buckles on the shoulder straps. That's good if you need to drop your pack in a hurry, like when thrown into a firefight. The bad is that if they break your left vulnerable. That's just speculation because I find these buckles to be heavy duty and no inclination of possible breakage. A sternum strap is included and also helps with comfort and keeping a heavy pack on your shoulders. There's also an adjustable waist belt for secure fit.
The J-Tech D-3 MOLLE Assault Backpack can be had in Black and Coyote Tan. I'd really like to see it offered in OD Green as well. Overall I'd have to say I'm impressed by the rugged build and utility of the D-3. This pack runs for $131. If your looking for a heavy duty mid-range pack check out J-Tech Tactical Gear.